Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Sowore, granted twenty million naira bail.

Written by on January 11, 2021

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of twenty million naira.

Four other activists, who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for holding a protest against bad governance, were also granted bail in the sum of one million naira each.

 

Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola are standing trial for alleged unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, and inciting public disturbance.

 

While ruling on the bail application today, Chief Magistrate, Mabel Segun-Bello, admitted Sowore to bail in the sum and two sureties in like sum.

The court also ordered Sowore to remain in Abuja and physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.

The court further directed that one of Sowore’s sureties should be a civil servant not below grade level 12.

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